Josef Albers’ First And Last Versions Of Homage to the Square On View In Germany

Homage to the Square “A”, 1950, oil on Masonite, 77.5 x 77.5 cm. The Cartin Collection ©The Josef and Anni Albers Foundation/VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2014.

Homage to the Square “A”, 1950, oil on Masonite, 77.5 x 77.5 cm. The Cartin Collection ©The Josef and Anni Albers Foundation/VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2014.

Homage to the Square is the most comprehensive and at the same time influential series of paintings to be created in the twentieth century. It would be difficult to overestimate its impact in European and North American art. Josef Albers worked on the series from 1950 until the year he died, in 1976, and produced more than two thousand paintings.

Despite their small size and simple structure, their effect is at once monumental and subtle. For the first time since their creation, the first and the last work in the series are now being shown side by side at the Josef Albers Museum in a presentation that opens up a new perspective on Homage to the Square as an artistic project. The works will be presented within the museum’s permanent exhibition, which boasts the world’s largest collection of works by Albers, demonstrating the scope of his art. (Via ArtDaily.com)

 

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